Thomas William Beck
(1851-Cir 1905)
Mary Ada Riddle
Giles Vaden Beck


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Giles Vaden Beck

  • Born: 23 Aug 1886, Pittsylvania Co, VA
  • Died: 8 Apr 1956, Richmond , VA at age 69
  • Buried: Leemont Cemetery, Danville, VA

bullet  General Notes:

The WWI Draft Registration Card for Giles Vaden Beck taken on June 15, 1917 in Beaufort, North Carolina records his date of birth as August 23, 1886 in Danville, VA. He is a farmer with a wife and child. He is short and slender with brown eyes and brown hair.

The 1920 Federal Census has Giles Beck as married to Annie and living in Danville, VA. Giles is 32, his wife, Annie, was born in North Carolina and is 26 years old. They have a 3 year old son, George, born in VA. Giles is a druggist in his own store.

The 1930 Federal Census has Giles Vaden Beck (40 - VA/VA/VA) in Spokane, Washington. He is divorced and is employed as a druggist. Also boarding in that household is Giles' son, George S. Beck (14 - VA/VA/NC). Annie is no where to be found.

The 1940 Federal Census for Danville, VA records Giles Beck (52 - VA) with his wife Janet Beck (35 - IL) and son Jackie Beck (7 - Washington) and daughter Janet E. Beck (10 - Washington) [Janet is listed as a step daughter in Giles' obituary]. Giles has completed 2 years of college and is employed as a Pharmicist. Janet has completed 4 years of high school and is employed as a Book Keeper at a National Bank.

The WWII Draft Regisration dated April 27, 1942 records the date of birth for Giles Vaden Beck as August 23, 1894 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He is unemployed and married to a Janet Beck and living at 323 N 27th Street in Richmond, VA.

The 1954 Richmond, VA City Directory records:
Giles V. Beck (Janet S) gift shop mnr MCV h2210 Mimosa

The 1957 Richmond, VA City Directory records:
Janet S. Beck (wid Giles V.) clk West Disinfecting r2110 Mimosa
Note: In this same directory there is Jack F. Beck (Helen W. ) carp h2110 Mimosa
Interesting that the 1955 Directory records
Janet S. Beck bkpr West Disinfecting h2110 (2210) Mimosa
and on the same page Jack F. Beck (Helen W. ) USA r2110 Mimosa

Giles appears in various city directories over the years:
Danville, VA - 1904, 1906
Norfolk, VA - 1911, 1912, 1914
Greensboro, NC - 1923
Phoenix, AZ
Spokane, Washington - 1931, 1932, 1934
Danville, VA - 1935, 1937, 1941
Richmond, VA - 1946, 1947, 1954

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